How to Catch a horse from the paddock
 
 

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    07-27-2012, 03:31 AM
  #1
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Post How to Catch a horse from the paddock

How to catch a horse from the paddock
  1. make sure you have a treat with you and a headcollar and rope
  2. put the headcollar and rope over you shoulder or behind ure back
  3. shout your horses name and say come and get a treat whilst walking
  4. When you get close to her try to get her to come to you for the treat
  5. if she comes to you put the rope around her neck but don't scare her
  6. the put on the headcollar while she is eating
  7. clip the rope onto the headcollar
     
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    07-27-2012, 03:42 AM
  #2
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From the nature of your posts my guess is that you are quite young, OP. What is the purpose of this thread? I believe that most (if not all) forum members here know very well how to catch a horse, and many are likely to be able to do it without using treats.
     
    07-27-2012, 05:35 AM
  #3
Yearling
Welcome to the Horse Forum, Misty. I see you've just recently joined us. You might find it fun to go poking around some of the pinned posts and looking at some of the threads that other members have posted on topics of interest to you. We have members who are interested in and/or excell in all disciplines and from all areas of the world. Sometimes it can be advantageous to get the "feel" of a place before you begin posting.
Speed Racer and calicokatt like this.
     
    07-27-2012, 06:00 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Let me list what is wrong with your post:

1) Giving horses treats can encourage them to become nippy and bargey. I never ever treat a horse when catching it.
2) Horses do not understand words, they understand tone! So saying "come get a treat" is unnesscary, you could just be saying "get over here you horrid little cretin" if it is said in the same tone of voice then the horse will know no different.
3) you'd have to be very very fast to get a headcollar on in the time it take a horse to devour a treat. I do know ponies who will have the treat off you and dissapear into the distance well before you can get a rope round its neck or a headcollar on it.
4) Rope should already be attached to the headcollar.
     
    07-27-2012, 09:13 AM
  #5
Trained
That's a lot of work. I usually just stand by the gate and whistle.
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    07-27-2012, 10:00 AM
  #6
Green Broke
I'll take a treat often times, but ST isn't always the one that gets it, I might give it to Super since he trotted over to me for a little rub since he knows I'm not coming to get him, haha. I might even give it to Rose, the baby, just for not swinging her butt at me and offering a kick because I have a halter and I'm in her field (it's being worked on). But, I may give it to ST as soon as she slips her nose into the halter. She's not going to run away after she sees the halter coming, she might turn or back up a little, but she won't take off (I'll go get the quad and herd the **** horses to the barn, who needs a halter and lead? Lol).

I see no problem with treats..but it shouldn't be something that's automatically given everytime you do a certain action. None of the horses are nippy because they don't expect a treat. Storm may walk over and sniff about to see if you do have one. I also don't give treats to Storm out in the field, I rarely get close enough to pet him. I'll stand right in front of the baby and scratch her ears, but knowing Storm, he'd probably spook and run me right over since he's unpredictable at this point. Buddy's predictable, he'll try to scratch his face on your butt if you turn away from him and bend over a little; on the other hand, Rose could come up to youreal nice just wanting scratches, or she could come up to (why you don't let yer approach you! O.o ) seemingly nice and whip her butt around and start kicking at you.

Anyway..I generally just walk out to the herd with halter/lead, find my horse (ST and Rose look oddly familiar), halter her, maybe give her a treat for not doing any funny business, and walk right back to the barn to get on with my day working with her. I may or may not get the rest of the herd running up behind us 10 minutes later, but I didn't have to give any treats for that.

Standing by the gate and whistling doesn't work here unless they're close in the field..if they're 2 miles out, I'd better start walking and whistling at the same time, haha. I walked about a mile and a half to find them yesterday..I didn't even realize the field was that big. O.o I'm going to have to take a ride and actually go to the other end of it and see just how far it is..lol.
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    07-27-2012, 12:08 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I just KNEW I was doing the whole catching thing wrong...

Apparently, "oi, you there, lard ass, get over here" just isn't appropriate.
     
    07-27-2012, 12:14 PM
  #8
Showing
If mine don't come to me (rarely), I just walk them down until they give up. I don't chase or run after them, just calmly walk. They don't get treats when they finally stop and wait for me, either.

I'm not chasing an animal around that has four legs to my two, and who can run up to 30 mph. It's a losing proposition!
     
    07-27-2012, 12:24 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by chuankungpo1209    
You might find it fun to go poking around some of the pinned posts and looking at some of the threads that other members have posted on topics of interest to you.

Hagon already said this? I'm so confused about this thread, but welcome to the forum Misty!
     
    07-27-2012, 12:31 PM
  #10
Started
I REALLY like this method.


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